Wow -- Apple's sales for the quarter were more than half of Microsoft's
Apple on Wednesday announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter, the first calendar quarter of 2008. The company posted earnings of $1.05 billion on revenues of $7.51 billion, both up sharply from the same quarter a year ago. Apple credits continued strong sales of Macintosh computers and high retail store traffic for the surge. Meanwhile, iPod sales were flat, while iPhone sales were far lower than most expectations.